County receives grants

More than $1.1 million for Tahuya River land


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The Great Peninsula Conservancy will use a $1.1 million state grant to buy the lower 4 miles of the Tahuya River. According to the state, the Tahuya is the largest river flowing into the east side of Hood Canal and the lower four miles are privately owned, mostly in unsubdivided large parcels.

Motorcyclists and campers in the Tahuya State Forest, coho salmon and winter trout in Kennedy Creek, and summer chum in the Tahuya River will benefit from almost

$6.3 million in state grants awarded in Mason County.

The state Recreation and Conservation Office last week announced the award of almost $190 million in grants to communities statewide to improve outdoor recreation and conserve important wildlife habitat.

"These grants advance our priority to protect Washington's world-class outdoor recreation offerings enjoyed by locals and travelers from across the state," Gov. Jay Inslee said...

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